I have often thought about what I would tell myself if I had the chance to go back and relive high school. There are a lot of things that I would tell myself to do differently, but I believe the most important thing would be in regard to sex.
I imagine me, sitting across from me—age 16—drinking a Dr. Pepper, ready to take in any wisdom I might have about our life and our love in the future. Here’s the earful that I would give myself:
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"Stu," I'd say, (because that's what I call myself). "As a guy, I know that you have started to have these urges. You’re noticing good looking ladies now. You're a healthy young man. You think you have it all figured out. You want to explore, to experience what life and sex has to offer. But wait a minute. Before you do, let’s think about what happens if you go down that road."
"Can you imagine a dandelion? Not the flower when its yellow and closest to the ground, I'm talking about when it sprouts up into the white puffy ball that looks like a cloud on a green straw? When you were a kid, what was the first thing you wanted to do when you saw those? Run up, rip them from the ground and blow and all the little white seedlings would float away g as you blew with every last drop of gusto you had. Remember that? Here’s the deal: If you move forward with acting on those sexual urges, your sex life will become like that dandelion."
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